THERE’S an interesting episode in the gospel that tells us that truth indeed has many layers and we just have to be careful with our assertions especially when done as if we already know everything.
THEY are killing our flock. They are killing us the shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our Church. They are killing God again as they did in Calvary.
It used to be that the ‘war zone’ is quite far and remote from us. But now with the new technologies which have made the world smaller and more tightly interconnected, the ‘war zone’ has spread out quite widely and is now quite near to all us, irrespective of where we are. And many times too close for comfort.
What happened in Ireland few days ago was unimaginable two decades ago. In a May 25 referendum, voters decided by a margin of 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent to remove the right to life of the unborn from the constitution. It repealed the Eight Amendment of the Irish Constitution that for ages protected the unborn.
That’s one of the things Pope Francis mentioned in his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate.
THE recently concluded Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan Election have been generally peaceful.
ANOTHER form of fake holiness mentioned in Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et exsultate” is what is known as Pelagianism that also includes its mitigated but still erroneous idea of holiness that is labeled as semi-Pelagianism.
NOBODY knows the motive of the murder of Fr. Mark Ventura. All are conjectures, as yet.
WE often ask these questions. How should our freedom be?
WHY does the church speak on social and political matters?
IT would certainly be naïve of us if we do not expect and prepare ourselves somehow for disasters and calamities to come our way.
THE answer is yes! Or so say the incumbent administration and the Duterte sympathizers.